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Gartner: the world's top 8 openstack enterprises are coming out

the most competitive cloud computing market is the openstack market. It is reported that the global openstack foundation has 145 members, including 31 Platinum members and Gold members alone. So, the question is, which of them are strategic inputs and which are follow-up inputs? What are the openstack strengths and market competition patterns of these enterprises

recently, Gartner released the competitive landscape: openstack distribution and support services market 2017 (hereinafter referred to as Gartner 2017 openstack competitive landscape report). While analyzing the global market trend of openstack, it also circled 8 openstack enterprises and commented on the competitive landscape. It can be said that this is 145:8. According to the English alphabet of the company name, the eight enterprises are:

canonical, easystack, Huawei, mirantis, Oracle, red hat, SUSE and VMware

openstack list of the world's top 8 enterprises

what does it mean

1, 145:8 what is the fierce competition pattern

let's first popularize Gartner's main report types: Magic Quadrant, competitive landscape, market guide, cool vendor, and hype cycle

gartner uses the magic quadrant model to evaluate the execution ability and breadth of vision of enterprises. Generally, it focuses on the market position of enterprises with mature products. At this stage, the product solutions are the most stable and the market competition is the most intense

in contrast, Gartner generally reports in emerging markets with market guidelines. At this stage, Gartner believes that it is of little significance to analyze the competitive positioning of enterprises. What is more important is to define the market itself so that customers can judge the investment in emerging technologies

in between is the Gartner competitive landscape report

generally speaking, emerging markets are moving towards a mature stage, enterprise product plans are relatively stable, and market competition tends to become clearer. At this time, the first echelon in the world has emerged, and the competitiveness has emerged. However, the magic quadrant model has not been used to analyze the respective market positions of the first echelon enterprises one by one. In other words, the competitiveness report is that Gartner draws a circle among the enterprises in a melee, presenting the first tier enterprises with technical content, market position and development trend to customers, so that customers can understand the trend of the whole market through the product characteristics, technical strength, investment direction, ecological construction and even customer cases of these representative enterprises, And help customers to select matching enterprises according to their own business needs and future market expectations

145:8, it can be said that these 8 enterprises are the first echelon of Gartner from the 145 enterprises providing openstack technology in the global scuffle. Moreover, Gartner also said in the 2017 openstack competitive landscape report that with the development of openstack, market integration is inevitable. After all, each market cannot accommodate all players. The concentration of players means the maturity of the market, which is also a virtuous circle for protecting customer investment

2. Why are Chinese enterprises easystack and China above the list

it is worth mentioning that among the top 8 enterprises in openstack, there are 2 Chinese enterprises easystack and Huawei

did you expect it

one of the important market findings mentioned in this Gartner 2017 openstack competitive landscape report is that more and more customers in the Chinese market are interested in openstack, as well as active Chinese openstack suppliers

according to the recent openstack user survey, China ranks third in the world in terms of the number of openstack deployments (the same as Canada). In the selection of superuser in openstack summit to be held in Sydney in early November, among the four finalists, there are three Chinese Enterprises: China UnionPay, China Railway and Tencent. At present, nearly half of openstack Gold members are Chinese companies, and three Chinese telecom operators have joined the gold members, which shows the important position of openstack in the infrastructure of operators

from this perspective, the selection of the two Chinese enterprises basically objectively reflects China's pattern in the global market

gartner 2017 openstack competitive landscape report also mentioned another important discovery, that is, the integration trend of openstack and container, and emphasized the close cooperation between container (especially kubernetes) and openstack from community, technology, enterprise to case, so as to better meet the needs of customers from the two levels of business applications and infrastructure. It should be noted that as openstack foundation pays more attention to open source communities and projects, such as cloud foundry, kubernetes, Apache Hadoop/spark, etc., the strategies of head openstack enterprises are also becoming more diversified, providing more support services for other open source projects and products

therefore, gartn's investment payback period is 3.8 years. Er's conclusion is that whether it will be competitive in the future depends on the ability of enterprises to vertically integrate openstack with other related software, as well as the ability to product and portfolio solutions

let's take a look at easystack first

according to Gartner's judgment, easystack has become one of the eight largest enterprises, not only because it has ranked among the top 10 global openstack core code contributions for many times, but also because it has won 50 of the top 10 openstack users in China, which makes it easy for you to learn to use the wear resistance tester%, thus forming a business closed loop from technology research and development to case implementation. More importantly, its technology product strategy also closely follows the trend of diversification and open source, and takes the lead in launching related products of vertical integration

gartner's 2017 openstack competitive landscape report mentioned that in addition to openstack, easystack has also entered other open source software fields such as kubernetes, docker and CEPH. This year, it launched a lightweight container cluster based on kubernetes, enterprise container Linux, openstack based artificial intelligence platform, industry cloud platform, hybrid cloud platform, and escloud express, a hyper converged product for small and medium-sized enterprises, It can be said that the more comprehensive product line has vertically integrated the future trend

let's look at Huawei

the wide adoption of telecom operators and the further expansion of the market are the third important market discovery in Gartner's 2017 openstack competitive landscape report. Gartner believes that in addition to nfv, edge computing, IOT and 5g, which are hot in the operator market, can also bring new opportunities to openstack enterprises

in addition to Huawei being the only Chinese enterprise among the eight Platinum members and also ranking top 10 among the openstack code contribution rankings, Huawei has provided openstack public cloud based services for Germany Telecom, Spain Telecom, orange, Chinatelecom and Huawei public cloud proprietary companies. There is no doubt that the operator market has always been Huawei's dominant market

3. Were Oracle and VMware on the list unexpected

oracle and VMware, a little unexpected? How can two typical successful software companies in a closed business environment embrace open source openstack? It should be said that this competitiveness report also reveals that it is the general trend to embrace open source and close source

look at the recent changes of Microsoft, and you will be completely relieved: the enterprises that designed the 3 experimental machine a few years ago should have a fair layout, beautiful appearance, simple operation, easy maintenance, and are at war with Linux suddenly turned 180 degrees in the cloud era and began to embrace open source. Because Microsoft has realized that on azure public cloud, more than half of applications are running on Linux. In this cloudy world, more open source technologies, including openstack, are coming

vmware has joined the openstack foundation since 2012 and launched VMware integrated openstack (vio) to integrate the two technologies to provide customers with a variety of options, such as importing vSphere virtual machines and workloads into openstack to manage like openstack instances; Provide more in-depth integration functions in the VMware vrealize suite cloud management platform; Add nfv functionality to cater to the telecom operator market

it should be said that no matter whether VMware is willing or not, integration and management will certainly be considered under the general trend that customers choose open source

oracle joined the openstack foundation in 2013. Oracle openstack is positioned as an enterprise management software for deploying and managing private and hybrid clouds. On the one hand, Oracle invests in enterprise application support for openstack, such as database as a service (dbaas) supporting database and Oracle RAC, which also provides Oracle with new market opportunities for cloud native applications; On the other hand, Oracle is also planning to migrate openstack workload to Oracle cloud. However, no matter how in the fields of telecommunications, finance and higher education, there are still Oracle openstack customers, although they may not be purchased separately

in a word, in the Gartner 2017 OP's report on opening the oil return valve to make the piston fall back enstack competition pattern, there were two Chinese enterprises and two closed source enterprises at the same time, which is really a topic worth thinking about

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